Release Date: 2012-09-28
Distributors: TriStar Pictures
Directors: Rian Johnson
Film Genre(s): Action, Sci-Fi
SYNOPSISA time travel thriller, set in a near future where time travel doesn't exist but will be invented in a few decades. It's pretty dark in tone and involves a group of killers (called Loopers) who work for a crime syndicate in the future. Their bosses send their targets hogtied and blindfolded back in time to the Loopers, and their job is to simply shoot them in the head and dispose of the body. So the target vanishes from the future and the Loopers dispose of a corpse that doesn't technically exist, a very clean system. Complications set in from there.
- IGN reports that Rian Johnson is next working on this project. - 2008-08-07
- Variety reports that Emily Blunt has joined the cast. - 2010-10-01
- Variety reports that Paul Dano is currently in talks to star. Looper is set to begin production in January in Louisiana. - 2010-12-01